Tonight’s Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hills Hilton was full of important moments, big laughs, and touching speeches. Here are a few of our favorites.
1) Je suis Charlie
Several stars were wearing pins in support of the thousands marching for free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, including Dame Helen Mirren.
George Clooney even dedicated a not-insignificant chunk of his Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award speech to acknowledging the recent attacks, as did Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Theo Kingma. Both received standing ovations.
"We will stand against anyone who would repress free speech anywhere from North Korea to Paris." #GoldenGlobes— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) January 12, 2015
2) Margaret Cho
Much of the evening was spent poking fun at North Korea, from Amy Poehler and Tina Fey‘s opening monologue bit about The Interview to Margaret Cho’s signoff and threat (promise?) to host next year’s ceremony.
3) Benedict Cumberbatch photobomb
It’s true: Poehler and Fey called out the recent Bill Cosby drama; Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez made a truly touching speech, including a line about her culture as a whole; and Transparent creator Jill Soloway dedicated her win to trans teen Leelah Alcorn.
The women of the evening weren’t without their wry jabs at underrepresentation in Hollywood, however:
"Boyhood proves there are still great roles for women over 40, as long as you get hired when you're under 40." #GoldenGlobes— Melissa Maerz (@MsMelissaMaerz) January 12, 2015
5) Jeremy Renner being a child
After making a this-is-why-we-have-tape-delay joke about Jennifer Lopez’s breasts, Jeremy Renner became the target of countless tweets questioning his maturity, literacy, and sexuality.
Somewhere in the US is a fifth grader accusing Jeremy Renner of stealing his JLo "globes" joke— V Magazine (@vmagazine) January 12, 2015
Guess Jeremy Renner really doesn't want you thinking he's gay— Jack Mirkinson (@jackmirkinson) January 12, 2015
6) The GIF/JIF debate
The evening’s announcer encouraged readers to check out NBC’s GIF booth, but he pronounced it with a soft G, reigniting a debate we really thought had been settled ages ago. (It’s not pronounced the Jolden Jlobes, is it?)
Did the #GoldenGIobes announcer guy really just pronounce gif as "jif"?! The world is crumbling around me right now.— Alie Cline (@aliecline) January 12, 2015
It’s GIFs, #GoldenGIobes Announcer Guy. GIFs. With a G.— KT Literary (@ktliterary) January 12, 2015
7) Louis C.K.
Speaking of GIFs, this one, which sums up the comedian’s reaction to being nominated for Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy—alongside Jeffrey Tambor, Don Cheadle, Ricky Gervais, and William H. Macy—is perfect.
8) Touching acceptance speeches
We’ve already mentioned Jeffrey Tambor’s and Jill Soloway’s tributes to the trans community, as well as Gina Rodriguez’s tear-jerking moment on the stage, but it was perhaps Common, accepting for Best Original Song in Selma, whose speech hit home the hardest.
’Til Sisters, y’all.
Photo via Golden Globes | Remix by Jason Reed